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Trevor's Last Train Saturday 17th March


Saturday 17th March:

Trevor Buck's ashes were tody scattered at Woody Bay by the 3.00pm train

RIP Trevor we will miss you.

Photo by Dave Hallett


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Work in Progress: 8th March



Roadworks TriangleAfter the snow ... and good news!

The very heavy snow in South West England last week severely disrupted travel. Lynton was cut off for a few days and consequently no one made it to Woody Bay so there was no WIP report

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Planning Application News



Our planning applications to extend the railway to Blackmoor Gate and Wistlandpound Reservoir have been approved by our two local authorities, Exmoor National Park and North Devon Council

Overall there are seven separate planning applications. These are as follows:

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100 Club February Draw



100 Club


The latest L&BRT 100 Club winners have been announced:
See HERE for details. 


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Work in Progress: 22nd February



Roadworks TriangleSleepers, sleepers and a hole! (And a social!) ...

A new inspection pit in the shed was dug out this week. Most of the work being is carried out by the building contractor, as preparation today was to lay the concrete floor to the pit.

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Easy Money for the L&B - an UPDATE


David Cameron has sent us this update regarding Easyfundraising and the L&B Trust.

The Trust now has an increased supporter base of 68 since my last missive, over a year ago, and between them, they have raised in excess of £1900, with the top fundraiser on his way to reaching the £500 mark!!

One of our Trustees is in the No.3 three spot with over £140 raised!

David Cameron

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Work in Progress: 15th February



Roadworks TriangleHalf Term Week

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HELP - General Manager's Equipment Fund


A new hole in the ground!

Now we have much larger rolling stock, the inspection pit at Woody Bay has become awkward to use, being too small, obstructed and no longer suitable for servicing the vehicles we now have.

Given that we also have our Baldwin LYN, we do need decent access underneath for lubrication and inspection on a frequent basis. The heritage carriages also need clear access for inspection and maintenance which with our present pit is slow, awkward and time-consuming. The time has arrived to get stuck in and extend the pit!

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Exmoor's Award Winning Railway


It's official - we are now an award winning railway!

At the HRA Annual Awards Dinner held on the 10th February 2018 at the Burlington Hotel, Birmingham, The Morgan Award for Outstanding Achievements was awarded to the Lynton and Barnstaple Railway for our new-build loco LYN and her associated carriages. We always knew it - but now everyone else knows it too.

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Work in Progress: 8th February



Roadworks TriangleThe green, green grass of Exmoor!

This weeks report is provided by Roger Bye.

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Corporate Supporters - Where to Stay

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